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News Archive for Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

  • October 10, 2006

    Getting a feel for what works, what doesn't

    Will Klusener, Staff Writer The Manhattan Mercury Patricia Patterson eats dog food. So do Margo Fick and Anice Robel. Sound tasty? They don't think so. So what makes these women stomach Milkbones and Kibbles 'n' Bits, among others? As research assistants for the Sensory Analysis Center at K-State, they test the food for a variety […]

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  • May 16, 2006

    Four K-State students win Fulbright scholarships to study abroad

    MANHATTAN -- Japan, Mexico and Hungary are the destinations chosen by Kansas State University's newly-named Fulbright Scholars. James Hohenbary, assistant dean and head scholar coach, said the four winners are David Thompson, Amity Thompson, Lynn Brickley and Elizabeth Greig. "The Fulbright fully funds an academic year abroad to any of over 150 countries and offers […]

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  • May 9, 2006

    Faculty members receive honors

    MANHATTAN -- Several faculty members at Kansas State University are earning recognition from their colleges for excellence in teaching, advising or research during the 2005-2006 school year. The College of Arts and Sciences is presenting its William L. Stamey Awards for Excellence in Teaching to William Blankenau, associate professor of economics; Lydia Buckley, graduate teaching […]

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  • May 4, 2006

    End Confusion About Nutrition and Health

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Even consumers who acknowledge the connection between food, nutrition, and health associate the word "diet" with denial, said Susan T. Borra, registered dietitian and president of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Speaking as part of the Grace M. Shugart lecture series in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, Borra […]

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  • April 20, 2006

    K-State's Presidential Awards

    MANHATTAN -- Six Kansas State University faculty members are earning the 2006 Presidential Awards for outstanding teaching, advising or leadership. The awards, which include a $2,500 honorarium and plaque to each recipient, are sponsored by the K-State president's office and Curtin Property Company, a real estate development company with offices in Manhattan and Kansas City. […]

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  • April 19, 2006

    K-State Extension Agent Earns Promotion, National Award

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Sharolyn Flaming Jackson, Kansas State University Research and Extension agent in Riley County, has been named Extension´s new northeast area family and consumer sciences specialist, effective June 18. The promotion will move Jackson into a support position for agents in 20 counties and the River Valley and Central Kansas Extension districts. "I´ll […]

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  • March 13, 2006

    K-State Awards Promotions, Tenure

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is promoting 22 faculty members to the rank of full professor and 31 faculty members to associate professor. In addition, 32 faculty are earning tenure. The promotions in rank and the granting of tenure were approved by Jon Wefald, K-State president. They go into effect July 1. Earning promotions to […]

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  • February 27, 2006

    K-State One of Many Schools Posting Nutritional Food Values on Web Site to Aid Students

    MANHATTAN -- With so many food choices available at college dining halls, it can be easy for students to get sidetracked and consume more calories than they realize. Kansas State University's housing and dining services is helping K-State students become more aware of the nutritional facts behind the food they consume by allowing them to […]

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  • February 8, 2006

    Extension's Walk Kansas is easy, inexpensive fitness program

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Physicians and food and nutrition professionals typically recommend adding moderate and regular physical activity - 30 minutes five or more days a week - to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But, what if you're not athletic? Or don't have the time or money to join a gym or hire a babysitter? Fitness programs […]

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  • January 30, 2006

    Keep Food Safe at Super Bowl Party USDA Lists Football Fan's Guide to Food Safety

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - The amount of food consumed on Super Bowl Sunday ranks second only to the amount of food consumed on Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Eating your way through the game does, however, pose food safety risks. One concern, for example, is that Super Bowl parties typically last several hours, […]

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